17th Annual Community Appreciation Luncheon
It was a great success once again!
During a recent Moms Event at the Montessori School of Covington, students joined their moms to make items to be placed in "comfort bags" that were to be donated to foster children through the Division of Family and Children’s Services.
Conyers resident Ureka Stanford helps her children, Madison, 2, and Joshua, 4, decorate comfort bags Friday in Mattie Moon’s and Nicki Daniecki’s early childhood class at the Montessori School of Covington. The class decorated bags to donate to foster children in the care of Department of Family and Children Services. http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/news/2013/oct/23/montessori-of-covington-students-donate/
Erik Oliver (Lucas & Simon's Dad) came and did a reading of his children's Halloween book, "Kid Cavalier On A Halloween Quest". Mr. Oliver not only read his book to the students, but he also talked with them about the illustrations, drew a picture with student involvement and explained how a book is made.
You may find more information about the book "Kid Cavalier On A Halloween Quest" by clicking the following link: www.operaevocata.com
Stephen D. Wilson has been playing the trombone for 47 years. He studied under Edward Klienhammer, Bass Trombone, Jay Friedman, Principal Trombone, and Frank Citisifulli, Second Trombone, all current or former members of the Chicago Symphony. A native of Chicago, he began playing professionally at the age of 18. By the age of 20, he had been playing with the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago the Music of the Baroque. His first professional orchestra position was with the Festival Orchestra of Chicago. He later became a member of the Singapore Symphony. In 1980, Stephen auditioned for the Grant Park Symphony and won the audition and was a member for four seasons. He then auditioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, with Music Director Robert Shaw, and won the Second Trombone position. Later in his career, he was promoted to Associate Principal Trombone. During his time in Atlanta, Stephen gave numerous solo trombone recitals, played with many of the chamber ensembles. He taught at Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College. He has given master classes at DePaul University, Clark Atlanta University, Duquesne University, Florida A&M, University of Florida and University of Georgia. Stephen recently retired from the ASO.